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[Abstract Only] Meta-analysis: Radial artery graft vs. saphenous vein graft in long-term cardiovascular outcomes among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting

29 Jul, 2020 | 09:28h | UTC

Association of Radial Artery Graft vs Saphenous Vein Graft With Long-term Cardiovascular Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA

Commentary: CABG: LONG-term outcomes using radial artery vs saphenous vein – MedicalResearch.com

 


Guideline: Diagnosing acute aortic syndrome

21 Jul, 2020 | 09:18h | UTC

Diagnosing acute aortic syndrome: a Canadian clinical practice guideline – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Commentary: New guideline can help clinicians identify hard-to-diagnose acute aortic syndrome – News Medical

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized trial: Dexmedetomidine does not decrease postoperative atrial arrhythmias or delirium in patients recovering from cardiac surgery

21 Jul, 2020 | 09:16h | UTC

Dexmedetomidine for reduction of atrial fibrillation and delirium after cardiac surgery (DECADE): a randomised placebo-controlled trial – The Lancet

 

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Cardiac Surgery during the COVID‐19 Pandemic

19 May, 2020 | 04:17h | UTC

Cardiac Surgery during the COVID‐19 Pandemic: Perioperative Considerations and Triage Recommendations – Journal of the American Heart Association

 


[Abstract Only] Study: No Increased Risk of Infections with Resterilized and Reused Pacemakers or Defibrillators

11 May, 2020 | 00:21h | UTC

Infections Associated with Resterilized Pacemakers and Defibrillators – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Infections With Resterilized Pacemakers and Defibrillators – American College of Cardiology AND No increased risk of infection with recycled pacemakers and defibrillators – Cardiovascular Business

 


Meta-Analysis: Effects of Restrictive vs. Liberal Transfusion Strategies on Longer-term Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery

5 May, 2020 | 03:54h | UTC

The effect of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies on longer-term outcomes after cardiac surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis – Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

Related: Randomized Trial: In Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery, A Restrictive Transfusion Approach Does Not Increase the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury (selection of studies on the subject)

 


Position Statement on Heart Transplantation: Patient Eligibility, Selection, and Post-Transplantation Care

13 Mar, 2020 | 08:00h | UTC

Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network Position Statement on Heart Transplantation: Patient Eligibility, Selection, and Post-Transplantation Care – Canadian Journal of Cardiology (free for a limited period)

 


Perspective – Can You Sue an Algorithm for Malpractice? It Depends

10 Mar, 2020 | 10:19h | UTC

Can you sue an algorithm for malpractice? It depends – STAT (free)

 


Study: People Leave Hospital After Surgery Sooner if Hospitals Follow ‘Enhanced Recovery Protocols’

3 Mar, 2020 | 07:55h | UTC

People leave hospital after surgery sooner if hospitals follow ‘enhanced recovery protocols’ – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Study: Multicomponent hospital-led interventions to reduce hospital stay for older adults following elective surgery: a systematic review – Health Services and Delivery Research (free)

 


Clinical Update – Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Looking Beyond the Current Guidelines

23 Feb, 2020 | 22:21h | UTC

Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Looking Beyond the Current Guidelines – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related Guidelines: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 – JAMA Surgery (free) AND Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection – World Health Organization (free) AND Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free) AND APSIC guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control (free) AND Intraoperative surgical site infection control and prevention: a position paper and future addendum to WSES intra-abdominal infections guidelines – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

 


Global, Regional, and National Burden of Congenital Heart Disease

23 Jan, 2020 | 09:36h | UTC

Global, regional, and national burden of congenital heart disease, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health (free)

Invited Commentary: Congenital heart disease: a global public health concern (free)

Related: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet / Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free PDF)

 

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Summary: Current AATS Guidelines on Surgical Treatment of Infective Endocarditis

23 Jan, 2020 | 01:54h | UTC

Current AATS guidelines on surgical treatment of infective endocarditis – Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery (free)

Original Guideline: 2016 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) consensus guidelines: Surgical treatment of infective endocarditis: Executive summary (free)

Related Guidelines: Infective Endocarditis in Adults: Diagnosis, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Management of Complications: A Scientific Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association (free) AND 2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of infective endocarditis (free)

 


Review: New‐onset Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery

21 Jan, 2020 | 01:04h | UTC

New‐onset postoperative atrial fibrillation after heart surgery – Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica (free)

Related: Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists/European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists Practice Advisory for the Management of Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery – Anesthesia & Analgesia (free) AND New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Adult Patients After Cardiac Surgery – Current Anesthesiology Reports (free)

 


ACC/AHA Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging During the Follow-Up Care of Patients With Congenital Heart Disease

12 Jan, 2020 | 21:29h | UTC

ACC/AHA/ASE/HRS/ISACHD/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/SOPE 2020 Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging During the Follow-Up Care of Patients With Congenital Heart Disease – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free)

Commentaries: Appropriate Use Criteria for Imaging of Congenital Heart Disease Patients: Key Points – American College of Cardiology (free) AND New AUC for Cardiac Imaging Follow-up in Congenital Heart Disease – TCTMD (free)

 


[Abstract Only] Study: Hepatitis C–positive Donors are a Viable Option for Heart Transplant

9 Jan, 2020 | 01:18h | UTC

Expanding Heart Transplant in the Era of Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C – JAMA Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Hepatitis C-positive donors a viable option to expand heart donor pool – Vanderbilt University Medical Center (free) AND Expanding heart transplant in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

Related Studies: Transplant of Hepatitis C–Infected Kidneys Into Uninfected Recipients (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Heart and Lung Transplants from HCV-Infected Donors to Uninfected Recipients (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Direct-Acting Antiviral Prophylaxis in Kidney Transplantation From Hepatitis C Virus–Infected Donors to Noninfected Recipients (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Favorable 1-Year Outcomes with Transplantation of HCV-Viremic Kidneys (link to abstract and commentaries)

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Angioplasty NOT Non-inferior to CABG for the Treatment of Unprotected Left Main Stenosis

5 Jan, 2020 | 14:19h | UTC

Percutaneous coronary angioplasty versus coronary artery bypass grafting in the treatment of unprotected left main stenosis: updated 5-year outcomes from the randomised, non-inferiority NOBLE trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: NOBLE at 5 Years: New Data Favor CABG for Left Main Disease – TCTMD (free)

Related: BBC Investigation on the Reporting of the EXCEL Trial Raises Concerns Over the Safety of Stents for Left Main Disease in Patients at Low Risk for Surgery (free investigation, video, and commentaries) AND EACTS Calls for Independent Left Main CAD Evidence Review, Urges ESC Input – TCTMD (free) AND Changing Evidence, Changing Practice – European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (free)

 

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Randomized Trial: Angiotensin-II Receptor Blockade Reduces the Rate of Aortic Dilatation in Patients with Marfan Syndrome

12 Dec, 2019 | 08:24h | UTC

Irbesartan in Marfan syndrome (AIMS): a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial – The Lancet (free)

Invited Commentary: Angiotensin-II receptor blockade in Marfan syndrome – The Lancet (free)

 

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BBC Investigation on the Reporting of the EXCEL Trial Raises Concerns Over the Safety of Stents for Left Main Disease in Patients at Low Risk for Surgery

11 Dec, 2019 | 08:19h | UTC

Surgeons withdraw support for heart disease advice – BBC (free)

YouTube Video: European guidelines on heart disease under review – BBC Newsnight (free)

See also: EACTS responds to BBC Newsnight’s investigation on the EXCEL trial – European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (free)

Commentary: EACTS Pulls Out of Left Main Guidelines After BBC Bombshell Alleging EXCEL Trial Cover-up – TCTMD (free)

 

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ASH Guideline: Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Surgical Hospitalized Patients

5 Dec, 2019 | 11:29h | UTC

American Society of Hematology 2019 guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism: prevention of venous thromboembolism in surgical hospitalized patients – Blood Advances (free)

Related: European guidelines on perioperative venous thromboembolism prophylaxis – European Journal of Anaesthesiology (comprehensive resource on the subject) AND American Society of Hematology 2018 Guidelines for Management of Venous Thromboembolism: Prophylaxis for Hospitalized and Nonhospitalized Medical Patients (free)

 


Consensus Document: How to Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections

26 Nov, 2019 | 08:21h | UTC

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) international consensus document on how to prevent, diagnose, and treat cardiac implantable electronic device infections—endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), the Latin American Heart Rhythm Society (LAHRS), International Society for Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases (ISCVID) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) (free)

 


#AHA19 – Randomized Trial: Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor Improves Exercise Capacity in Patients Who Have Undergone the Fontan Procedure

19 Nov, 2019 | 08:45h | UTC

Results of the Fontan Udenafil Exercise Longitudinal (FUEL) Trial – Circulation (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Teens with Heart Disease Improve Exercise Capacity in Large Clinical Trial – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (free) AND Pediatric drug trial finds benefit in teens with heart defect – NIH News Releases (free)

#AHA19 – Just Presented at the 2019 American Heart Association Annual Meeting

 

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#AHA19 – [Not Published Yet] Landmark ISCHEMIA Trial: A Routine Invasive Strategy Does Not Reduce Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Stable Coronary Artery Disease

18 Nov, 2019 | 01:13h | UTC

Commentaries: International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness With Medical and Invasive Approaches – ISCHEMIA – American College of Cardiology (free) AND ISCHEMIA Trial Examines Invasive vs. Conservative Strategy in SIHD Patients – American College of Cardiology (free) AND ISCHEMIA: Invasive Strategy No Better Than Meds for CV Events – TCTMD (free) AND Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find – The New York Times (free) AND ISCHEMIA Trial Finds No Evidence of Lower Cardiac Event Rates in Patients Treated with Heart Procedures, but Better Quality of Life – PR Newswire (free) AND Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures – Associated Press (free) AND Stents no better than drugs for many heart patients: U.S. study – Reuters (free) AND Stents, bypass surgery show no benefit in heart disease mortality rates among stable patients – Stanford Medicine (free)

#AHA19 – Just Presented at the 2019 American Heart Association Annual Meeting

 


#AHA19 – [Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Early Surgery Improves Outcomes in Asymptomatic Patients with Very Severe Aortic Stenosis

18 Nov, 2019 | 01:09h | UTC

Early Surgery or Conservative Care for Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: RECOVERY Finds Early Surgery Beneficial For Asymptomatic Severe AS Patients – American College of Cardiology (free) AND Randomized Comparison of Early Surgery Versus Conventional Treatment in Very Severe Aortic Stenosis – RECOVERY – American College of Cardiology (free) AND Early Surgery Beats a Conservative Approach in Asymptomatic AS: RECOVERY – TCTMD (free)

#AHA19 – Just Presented at the 2019 American Heart Association Annual Meeting

 

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Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera Infection Following Cardiac Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass

15 Nov, 2019 | 10:40h | UTC

International Society of Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera Infection Following Cardiac Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass – Journal of Hospital Infection (free)

 


Randomized Trial: Fibrinogen Concentrate vs. Cryoprecipitate for the Treatment of Bleeding in Cardiac Surgery

22 Oct, 2019 | 07:36h | UTC

Effect of Fibrinogen Concentrate vs Cryoprecipitate on Blood Component Transfusion After Cardiac Surgery: The FIBRES Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Should Fibrinogen Concentrate Replace Cryoprecipitate in Cardiac Surgery? (free for a limited period)

 


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